With his recent high profile PC releases of previously exclusive games Like it god of war and Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony seems to be making a shift to market its video game business as a console-PC hybrid company. utilitiesnew datamined files referring to a PlayStation PC game launcher could mean the company wants to ape Xbox in bridging to the computer-based market.
In the days following its launch, dataminers found files pointing to a “PlayStation PC Launcher” in Sony’s latest port of Marvel’s Spider-Man RemasteredVGC reports. The publication says it has confirmed and verified the files in question, although Gizmodo has not been able to independently verify them. However, toto be follows closely Clues come out of a web (pun intended) of the files conspicuously left in Sony’s latest port that revealed the company can allow users link their PlayStation Network accounts for their PC games.
It’s still up in the air if this means Sony wants to make its own PC launcher/store page, then make his games exclusive to that platform. Of course, users are absolutely “love” Ito impose a game on Steam or the Epic Store just to have that point another, slow launcher, so we hope the company will learn from failures of others. Sony also has a lot of ground to cover compared to the contest. Microsoft is already way ahead of Sony with its PC-Xbox Live account integration.
Obviously there is an audience for PlayStation exclusive games in the PC market, and the company is fulfilling its ambitions Transparent with his own PlayStation for PC page. Sony’s god of war and Horizon Zero Dawn both turned out to be top sellers on the platform. Company showed in May that, in just two months, the first sold about 971,000 units in the two months it was available. Meanwhile, tThe latter have sold just under 2.4 million copies in the past year and a half. Sony also expects sales of its PC titles exceeded $300 million this year. The company apparently aims to have half of its game library on PC by 2025.
And if concurrent players is any indication, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is already a great success, with round 66,000 players meander through the streets of Manhattan during Sunday rush hours.
That being said, the number of re-released Sony-exclusive games on PC is minimal compared to its competitors, with just six first-party games available on both Steam and Epic Store. Any new launcher would also have to integrate third-party games to make it worthwhile, though it’s possible Sony could add some depth to a PC launcher by integrating Playstation Plus’s Xbox Game Pass-esque features into it.
It could be a way for the company that has had a hard time producing enough PS5s to meet demand to actually be able to to create buzz for its exclusive content. The company has said it wants increase production quickly this year, but a move to PC ports will still make the games much more accessible.
Executives have said expanding to PC will allow them to move from accessing a “very narrow” segment of players to a much larger segment. Well, no. It’s weird how long Sony has resisted allowing PC gamers access to the company’s library. Perhaps that’s because of how entrenched Microsoft, its main game console rival, is in PCs. Last year, Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive, told: GQ that although the cost of making games has risen, “our ease of making it” [exclusive games] available to non-console owners.”